Monday, March 30, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 March - Enjoy the Journey

Just popping in to share my version of Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 for March. You can find the techniques and tutorial I used for the tag here. This is a challenge I love to participate in because I alway learn something new!!


First I laid down the strips of Tissue Tape. Since I did not have a combination of colors of Distress Paints that I liked, I created my background with a combination of Distress Inks and Distress Stains in Tumbled Glass, Salty Sea, Wild Honey, and Peeled Paint.

Then I added the gold highlights with embossing paste, gold embossing powder, and the Speckles Stencil.


Since I didn't have the beautiful butterfly stamp I added a metal embellishment. I used a piece of sticky back cork to cut the circle and then brushed on a light coat Tumbled Glass Stain to just blend the cork with the background.


I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix SHAPE STRIPS Thinlits Die

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Make a Wish

Happy Friday! I have a busy weekend ahead celebrating one of my daughter's birthday. But tonight my hubby is playing in his band so I spent a little time playing along with Reverse Confetti's March Sketch  For You to Try



For the background of the card I cut a panel of white card stock and then added the strips of black card stock. I fell in love with this cute little tag, cut with the Folded Tag Confetti Cuts when it was released and had to have it. 


The sentiment is stamped with the Folded Tag Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with another one of the dies in the Folded Tag Confetti Cuts. The sentiment is stamped with Gold Delicata Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

I added a border cut from vellum and used the Circle Garland Confetti Cuts to add the gold foil garland. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Monday, March 23, 2015

MFT's March Ingenious Inking Challenge – Mixed Media

Thanks for stopping by today for MFT's March Ingenious Inking Challenge – Mixed Media

Mixed media can be a little intimidating – once you begin piling up different textures, patterns, and colors though, you quickly realize how forgiving, and exciting, it can be. Mixed media projects are the perfect opportunity to experiment with the capabilities of your supplies and explore your creativity so this month, we’re using Hybrid Inks – the perfect choice for mixed media applications with it’s quick-dry, no-smudge formulation – in mixed media applications.



I used a piece of canvas for the background of this scrapbook page. First I stamped the Birthday Background Stamp in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. The Hybrid Inks are perfect for Mixed Media because they are permanent and do not run. 

Next I used an embossing paste and the Concentric Circles Stencil, sprinkling glitter on the paste before it was dry. The bottom border pattern is sponged with the Diagonal Bars Stencil and Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.


Next I misted the entire canvas with spray I mixed with the Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink Refill and water. The "16" is cut with the Little Numbers Die-namics and "happy" is cut with the Happy Birthday Die-namics. 


On my tag I  stamped the Birthday Background Stamp on craft tissue paper and then applied the stamped tissue paper over Summer Splash Card Stock with a medium mat gel. The tag is cut with the Traditional Stitched Tags Die-namics

Next I cut the Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-namics from chipboard and embossed the chipboard with Silver Embossing Powder


The large rose is cut from Banana Split Felt with the Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics. The smaller rose is cut from Ripe Raspberry Card Stock with the Royal Rose Die-namics and then brushed with gesso. I used the Layered Leaves Die-namics to create the leaves. 

The sentiment is stamped with Ripe Raspberry Hybrid Ink and watercolored with the Sour Apple Dye Ink Refill and water. It is included in the Birthday Greetings Stamp Set. 


Here are the products I used to create by projects:




Thursday, March 19, 2015

MFT's March Die-namics Design – Cover-Up Craze

Thanks for stopping by for MFT's March Die-namics Design Challenge.

We put a lot of thought into our products and our line of Cover-Ups reflects our attention to detail when it comes to what works for you. Designed to layer beautifully on a standard A2 size, Cover-Ups add dimension and texture. These designs are equally as beautiful tone-on-tone as they are with bright, contrasting pops of color. You’ll be amazed at the creative ways our team has featured Cover-Ups in their projects this month.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for the list of all the designers sharing projects today.


On my  first card uses the Floral Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics to create an elegant card for a wedding. I cut the background from Whip Cream Card Stock and added a white, glittered card stock behind the flowers. 

The sentiment is from the Together Forever Stamp Set, stamping Delicata Silver Ink on Black Licorice Card Stock, and embossing with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is cut out with the Stitchable Dot Circle STAX Die-namics and then the Circle STAX Die-namics. 


On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Together Forever Stamp Set. 


For my second card I went with a more graphic feel and used the Triangle Screen Die-namics. I cut the Cover-Up from Sweet Tooth Card Stock and then cut a few more triangles from Blueberry and Limelight Card Stock and inlayed them in the card front. 

I used the Scribble Die-namics to add the circle embellishments. 


Behind the Triangle Screen Die-namics I added Lemon Chiffon Card Stock stamped with the Swiss Dot Background Stamp. The sentiment is from the Totally Happy Stamp Set and cut out with the Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-namics. 


On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Totally Happy Stamp Set. 


Here are the products I used to create my cards: